ATP M1000 Monte Carlo 2023

Choose your Champion.


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Hitman

Bionic Poster
I guess but whoever makes the final from the top half wins it. Don’t see him winning it three times in a row

Why? Top half is super tough, Djokovic, Sinner, Med, Zed, Rune all have to beat each other up first.

Tsitsipas really only has Rublev.
 

dking68

Legend
Why? Top half is super tough, Djokovic, Sinner, Med, Zed, Rune all have to beat each other up first.

Tsitsipas really only has Rublev.
Yes I know but I just don’t see him defending it for a third time. He will make the finals most likely again but I just don’t see him winning it a third time
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
Yes I know but I just don’t see him defending it for a third time. He will make the finals most likely again but I just don’t see him winning it a third time

He likes the conditions here though, and is a better clay courter than most of the others.
 
I have played on it. It is a lot fun,

For me, my best surface that I ever played on was red clay, but my best surface to watch tennis on is grass. Lol
Best I ever played was on a court in Navarre Beach, Florida on top of a parking ramp, and it was some weird material like carpet/rubber or SOMETHING! I actually don’t know what it was but very fast and fun!
 

sortof

Semi-Pro
A choke job for the ages by JL Struff.
Struff choked really hard but still managed to overcome Ruud in straights. Anyhow, a mighty effort by Struff over the last weeks: 4 matches in Indian Wells (2nd round exit), 6 matches in Phoenix (semi-finals), 4 matches Miami (2nd round exit), 1 in Marrakesch (1st round exit but I assume he was already thinking about the Monte Carlo qualifyers), and now at least 6 matches in Monte Carlo. Back in February he was at #157, now at #64 in the live rankings.
 
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Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
Struff choked really hard but still managed to overcome Ruud in straights. Anyhow, a mighty effort by Struff over the last weeks: 4 matches in Indian Wells (2nd round exit), 6 matches in Phoenix (semi-finals), 4 matches Miami (2nd round exit), 1 in Marrakesch (1st round exit but I assume he was already thinking about the Monte Carlo qualifyers), and now at least 6 matches in Monte Carlo. Back in February he was at #157, now at #64 in the live rankings.
It was actually in Monte-Carlo several years ago that I saw Struff live for the first time, in qualies vs Herbert on the Princes Court. I was astonished: incredible power, invisible serve (meaning that you literally couldn't see the ball go by) and surprisingly good hands at the net. "This guy plays like a top 10, how is he not even in the top 100?" I asked myself. Many years and zero ATP titles later, we know the answer: pathological difficulty in closing out matches, not exactly a born winner. The silver lining is he's so used to choking away leads, that he's kinda learned to cope with it, and he somehow hangs in there and maybe gives himself another chance. He did so today, and in the end it was Ruud who caught the yips. Happy for ol' Lenny!
 

sortof

Semi-Pro
A fairly accurate assessment of the psychological barriers Struff has to deal with. Clearly, there are reasons for not winning a single title as yet. He was however ranked #29 in the summer of 2020, then came the general COVID misery and 2021/2022 he was hampered by, I believe, at least 2 not so minor injuries. Happy for ol' Lenny too!
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Did Hurckacz have a match point vs. Sinner? I saw the 8-6 second set tiebreak score and am wondering if he had a match point or was ever "comfortably" ahead in the breaker.
 

a10best

Hall of Fame
Musetti go lucky in the end. On his own serve three times with match points he shanked the first ball. He needed help from Djokovic to win. This was just a warm-up for Djokovic.
 
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dking68

Legend
Draw has opened up for Sinner…

will lose to Tsitsipas in the final
I don’t think so, he’s got a hostile Italian crowd behind him and I think Sinner has gone a level above Tsitsipas this year. Think he will end the year above Tsitsipas
 
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